The Informative Message On Gender Division

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Bao Vo
Professor Rivera
ENG 112; Research Paper
26 April 2016
The impactful message on gender division
From “The Yellow Wallpaper” Equality between men and women have always been a debatable topic over a long period of time in America. Women were known as the second class citizens during the late 19th century when they had no equal rights as men. It is depressing to remember the time period when women had to suffer in such a place without freedom. The struggle between men and women has been changed due to many different factors; however, one of them is a powerful effect of the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”. In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Perkins Gilman specifically uses literary techniques to represent the gender role
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The first person narrative is not only sending the actual feeling, emotional from the characters to the reader; therefore, it also illustrates the reality to the reader during the 19th century. The conflict between the protagonist and her husband portrays how her situation and many other women in marriage and society. As the narrator recognizes herself as the woman inside the wallpaper; however, she also realizes other women whom are being trapped outside, creeping around “I don 't like to LOOK out of the windows even—there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast” (Gilman 25). The protagonist’s situation with her husband has an important impact within her minds and her understandings of her powerlessness in marriage; consequently, it can provide the reader an actual perspective from the narrator. Additionally, the first person point of view allows the reader to go along into insanity and encourages the reader to feel sympathy for the protagonist and other women during that time period. As the narrator losing her sanity over the pattern of the wallpaper, she becomes happier and more exciting than ever before. By Gilman’s literary devices, the narrator’s life becomes happier as she becomes insane and obsessed with the pattern of the wallpaper: “Life is very much more exciting now than it used to be” (Gilman 21). The unnamed narrator
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